Should Bedford author change racy title of book?

Robin Jackson is hoping Bedford Today readers can help

Thursday, 5th March 2020, 5:45 am

Under the pseudonym Jack Clarke, the 50-year-old's first attempt at putting pen to paper has been met by unease by some of his friends and family.

And now he's turning to Bedford Today readers to see if he should repackage the book and rename it.

Already available on Amazon and Kindle, the book - based on true life events - is called Sex, Beer & The Naughty Nineties.

Robin Jackson

It tells the story of a year in the life of publican Dom Gillan and his antics over 12 months in 1992.

But, the father-of-five said: "I have been challenged by family, friends and work colleagues about the risque title of the book. Are people still put off by naughty titles? It seems that way."

And now, Robin, of Kempston, is wondering whether he should change the book's title to '92 as well as the change the cover art and wants your help.?

He said "My fiancee has not even read the book and my mother was mortified at the title and the content so I am faced with the dilemma - do I change the title to '92 which is the year the book was set and do I change the cover the something more appropriate? Is there still a stigma with the word 'sex', is that the issue here?"

Sex, Beer & The Naughty Nineties

What do you think?

To see the book on Amazion, visit here

The proposed new title and cover